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Terremark Worldwide, Inc.
Founded1980 (1980)
Servicesinformation technology services
Revenue$ 292 M (2010)
$ -31 M (2010)
Number of employees
859 total
260 in South Florida
ParentEquinix, Inc.

Terremark Worldwide, Inc., was a subsidiary of Verizon Communications, a provider of information technology services. Headquartered in Miami, Florida, the company had data centers in the United States, Europe and Latin America; it offered services which include managed hosting, colocation, disaster recovery, data storage, and cloud computing.

Terremark employed over 750 people at its Miami-Dade County headquarters.[1]


In 1980 Manny Medina incorporated Terremark as a real estate company, constructing office buildings. During the dot-com era, an increasing number of his buildings were leased to computer data centers; over the years the company morphed into an information technology services company itself starting with the NAP of the Americas,[2] a large data center[3] and Internet exchange point[4] that hosts one of the instances of the K-root of the Domain Name System.[5]

On January 27, 2011, Verizon Communications announced it would buy Terremark Worldwide for $19 a share, in a deal valued at $1.4 billion.[6] Medina received about $83 million from the Verizon acquisition.[7] Verizon completed its acquisition of Terremark on April 12, 2011.[8] Medina left the company at the time of the takeover and Terremark has gone through two presidents in one year. Currently three high ranking executives are running the business.[9]

In October 2013, Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Kathleen Sebelius revealed that Terremark, the web-hosting provider for HealthCare.gov, was the government contractor responsible for "outages that disrupted the website" when it was initially rolled out.[10][11] A month later, HHS revealed that it did not renew its contract with Terremark, and instead awarded the contract for hosting HealthCare.gov to Hewlett-Packard.[12]

In Jan 2016, Verizon confirmed the intention to divest its data center portfolio, With Equinix Inc. (EQIX) for a consideration of around $3.5 billion.


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  12. ^ Proffitt, Brian (November 28, 2013). "Terremark Gets Surgically Removed From HealthCare.gov". ReadWrite. Retrieved 2013-12-06.